Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Crown BFYR ~ October 17, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Raw, powerful and REAL, DEAR MARTIN is a required purchase for HS libraries and a required read for all American teens and adults. Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title … Continue reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez (Knopf BFYR ~ October 17, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars More than deserving of its National Book Award Finalist status, this novel is a stunning story of heritage, family and growing up. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy of this … Continue reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for this newest title in the incredibly popular upper middle grade Alex Rider series! This title just released yesterday, October 10, 2017 and I already have the book ready to be put into the hands of my middle school readers! Never Say Die by Anthony … Continue reading Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

No traditional review of this one.....I just can't. I got it at school at 11:40 am on release day and finished it at 6:25 pm and it BROKE. MY. HEART.  It's the most powerful and open book about mental illness that I have read, and it's required reading for everyone, but especially those who don't … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Welcome Home Diner by Peggy Lampman

The Welcome Home Diner by Peggy Lampman (Lake Union - October 10, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A beautiful ode to Detroit and comfort food, this novel is an absolute feel-good delight. Thank you to the author for providing me with a review copy of this title. Book Description (from Goodreads) Betting on … Continue reading The Welcome Home Diner by Peggy Lampman

Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas (Roaring Brook ~ October 10, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Compelling middle grade that presents an honest view of westward expansion and the true nature of the Little House series. Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this title. … Continue reading Laura Ingalls is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

  The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie (Aladdin ~ October 10, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spooky and filled with an incredibly dark and creepy sense of foreboding, Currie has perfectly filled the middle grade desire for a healthy dose of fear. Thanks to the author, Net Galley and Kid … Continue reading The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie

Outskirts of Hope by Jo Ivester

The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir by Jo Ivester (She Writes Press ~ April 7, 2015) My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars A heartbreaking memoir that is scarily close to today's reality in much of our country today. Thanks to Book Sparks for the review copy of this book. Book Description (from Goodreads) In 1967, … Continue reading Outskirts of Hope by Jo Ivester

Come With Me by Holly McGhee

Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee (Putnam ~ September 5, 2017) As a district-wide librarian in a school system, I very, very rarely write emails to our entire staff about one particular book. But the horrific act of violence in Las Vegas combined with so so so many other acts of sadness and senseless … Continue reading Come With Me by Holly McGhee

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (First Second ~ October 3, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars A charming and unique graphic novel that both highlights the importance of finding your roots, but also demonstrates the universal nature of being a teen. Thanks to Net Galley for the digital review copy of this title - all … Continue reading Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani